Gun Battle in Moving Car Results in 2 Shot Dead, Rollover Crash in Front of Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago

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Chicago police, firefighters and paramedics responded about midnight Sunday/Monday after a shooting occurred inside a moving car that was then involved in a rollover crash in front of the Congress Plaza Hotel, 520 South Michigan Avenue.

Police say there was a dispute inside the moving car that ended in gunfire and the rollover crash. Two men were fatally shot and two others were shot and wounded inside the car.

Police report that five men were inside the car when the driver was shot in the shoulder, lost control of the car which hit a planter box, and flipped over.

One of the wounded men ran to a nearby hotel, where hotel security called police.

Paramedics treated and transported two men with gunshot wounds to the head to Northwest Memorial Hospital, where they were pronounced dead. Two other victims were transported to an unknown where they were hospitalized in stable condition. A fifth man was being treated for neck and back pain from injuries suffered in the crash.

Police were investigating details about the dispute and were attempting to determine who fired fired shots. Two weapons were recovered at the scene, which is about 1100 feet west of Buckingham Fountain, and about 1500 feet south of The Art Institute of Chicago. .



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